Jahmil French’s former ‘Degrassi’ co-stars are sharing their heartbreak over the actor’s tragic passing at just 29-years-old. We’ve got their messages of mourning.
Those who worked with and knew actor Jahmil French well from his nearly 150 episodes on Degrassi The Next Generation are devastated by his sudden death at the age of 29. His agent and friend Gabrielle Kachman confirmed to HollywoodLife.com on Mar. 2, “It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of a dear friend and client Jahmil French. He will be remembered by many for his passion for the arts, his commitment to his craft, and his vibrant personality.” Now his Degrassi co-stars are speaking out with their memories of the actor, who portrayed Dave Turner between 2009-2013.
Melinda also wanted to make sure that fans are able to send their love, support and memories to Jahmil’s family, as she later tweeted, “If anyone has a love note, fan art, videos or anything about Jahmil they’d like me to pass on to his family please share and I absolutely will. Happy memories are priceless during this time.
The show’s lead Stefan Brogren, who appeared on 332 episodes of Degrassi between 2001-2015 as Archie “Snake” Simpson, tweeted a photo of a smiling Jahmil. The 48-year-old wrote, “I’m sick with the news of Jahmil’s passing. He performed Dave with such sensitivity and thoughtfulness and could make me laugh so easily. It was a pleasure to work with him and he will be missed. This is a real loss. Rest In Peace.